Meet Europe’s New Citizens

A quote from Ansamed, 10 December 2008

The new citizens of Europe are Turks and Moroccans above all, according to the most recent survey carried out by Eurostat (the European statistics office). The majority of the citizenships granted in the EU in 2006 were to Turkish and Moroccan emigrants.

The Turks are the leaders among new EU citizens (64,000 people), followed by the Moroccans (48,000), Iraqis (23,000), Ecuadoreans (21,000), and then the Serbs and Montenegrins (20,000).

Germany received the bulk of the Turkish immigrants (52%), France the bulk of the Moroccans (46%), Sweden most of the Iraqis (56%) and the United Kingdom welcomed the largest share of Serbs and Montenegrins (38%).

The Serbs and Montenegrins

The Serbs and Montenegrins are Europeans, this is obvious. I don't like when the media use word "Europe" as alternative to "the EU".